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ERIC Number: EJ888060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Developing the Vision: An L4L Job Description for the 21st Century
Ballard, Susan
Knowledge Quest, v38 n2 p78-82 Nov-Dec 2009
The release of AASL's "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner" and "Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs" has provided school library media specialists with the opportunity to "develop new visions for learning" (AASL 2009), and to rethink what their roles are, and what skills and characteristics are required of them to achieve these visions. Recognizing the need to provide school library media specialists with a model to assist them in meeting this challenge, AASL's L4L (Learning4Life) Task Force enlisted the collective wisdom of the L4L Affiliate Coordinators during the L4L: Training of Trainers Summit (held July 9, 2009 in Chicago just prior to the ALA Annual Conference) to help create a sample job description that incorporates the foundational belief expressed in the guidelines that the "school library media specialist empowers students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information." This article presents the sample job description for school library media specialists in the 21st century.
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A